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Banjo created for Charles P. Stinson

Manufactured by:
John H. Buckbee, American, 1832 - 1897  Search this
Subject of:
Charles P. Stinson, American, 1854 - 1911  Search this
Medium:
wood, metal, calfskin, resin, mother of pearl
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 35 1/16 × 12 × 2 3/4 in. (89 × 30.5 × 7 cm)
Type:
banjos
Place made:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place used:
Pittsburgh, Alleghany County, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date:
late19th centruy
Topic:
African American  Search this
Education  Search this
Folk (Music)  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Minstrel (Music)  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Theatre  Search this
Vaudeville  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Clark and Sarah Case Family
Object number:
2018.83.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Musical Instruments
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.83.1
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Banjo case for Charles P. Stinson banjo

Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Charles P. Stinson, American, 1854 - 1911  Search this
Medium:
hardboard, leather, metal, velvet
Dimensions:
H x W x D (closed): 35 5/8 × 15 3/8 × 5 7/8 in. (90.5 × 39 × 15 cm)
H x W x D (open): 35 5/8 × 29 1/2 × 3 15/16 in. (90.5 × 75 × 10 cm)
Type:
cases (containers)
Place made:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place used:
Pittsburgh, Alleghany County, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date:
late 19th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Education  Search this
Folk (Music)  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Minstrel (Music)  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Vaudeville  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Clark and Sarah Case Family
Object number:
2018.83.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Musical Instruments
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Banjo head

Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Charles P. Stinson, American, 1854 - 1911  Search this
Medium:
metal, calfskin
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 11 1/8 × 11 1/8 × 7/8 in. (28.2 × 28.2 × 2.2 cm)
Type:
banjos
Place made:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place used:
Pittsburgh, Alleghany County, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date:
late 19th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Education  Search this
Folk (Music)  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Minstrel (Music)  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Vaudeville  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Clark and Sarah Case Family
Object number:
2018.83.3
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Musical Instruments
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National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Postcard of a performer playing a drum while on a unicycle

Photograph by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Sam Brown  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 5 3/8 × 3 7/16 in. (13.7 × 8.7 cm)
Type:
portraits
postcards
Date:
1918 - 1936
Topic:
African American  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Minstrel (Music)  Search this
Music  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Photography  Search this
Stereotypes  Search this
Vaudeville  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.97.38.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
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National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Is It True What They Say About Dixie?

Published by:
Irving Caesar Music, Inc., American, 1930s - 1970s  Search this
Created by:
Irving Caesar, American, 1895 - 1996  Search this
Sammy Lerner, Romanian American, 1903 - 1989  Search this
Gerald Marks, American, 1900 - 1997  Search this
Jean Herbert, born 1905  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 12 3/8 × 9 3/16 in. (31.4 × 23.3 cm)
Type:
sheet music
Place made:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1936
Topic:
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Blackface  Search this
Caricature and cartoons  Search this
Minstrel (Music)  Search this
Stereotypes  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Stokes/Washington Family
Object number:
2017.14.12
Restrictions & Rights:
© Irving Caesar. Permission required for use.
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Documents and Published Materials-Sheet music
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National Museum of African American History and Culture
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When The Moon Shines

Subject of:
Bert Williams, American, 1874 - 1922  Search this
George Walker, American, 1873 - 1911  Search this
Written by:
Alex Rogers  Search this
Composed by:
James D. Vaughan, American, 1864 - 1941  Search this
Published by:
The Attucks Music Publishing Company, American, founded 1904  Search this
Owned by:
Vernon Sugg McDonald, American, 1906 - 1982  Search this
Mary Elizabeth Sugg, American, 1839 - 1915  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 13 3/4 × 10 3/4 in. (34.9 × 27.3 cm)
Type:
sheet music
Place collected:
Sugg McDonald House, Sonora, Tuolumne County, California, United States, North and Central America
Place printed:
1255 - 57 BROADWAY N.Y, New York City, New York, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1904
Topic:
African American  Search this
Minstrel (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Sylvia Alden Roberts
Object number:
2014.275.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Sheet music
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National Museum of African American History and Culture
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When The War Breaks Out In Mexico I'm Going To Go to Montreal

Composed by:
Ernest Breuer, 1886 - 1981  Search this
Written by:
J. Brandon Walsh, American, 1882 - 1955  Search this
Subject of:
Sophie Tucker, American, 1887 - 1966  Search this
Published by:
Will Rossiter Publisher, American  Search this
Owned by:
Vernon Sugg McDonald, American, 1906 - 1982  Search this
Mary Elizabeth Sugg, American, 1839 - 1915  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 13 7/8 × 10 7/16 in. (35.2 × 26.5 cm)
Type:
sheet music
Place collected:
Sonora, Tuolumne County, California, United States, North and Central America
Place printed:
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1914
Topic:
African American  Search this
Caricature and cartoons  Search this
Minstrel (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Sylvia Alden Roberts
Object number:
2014.275.20
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Sheet music
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National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Rock-A-Bye My Baby Blues

Composed by:
William Joseph Hill, American, 1899 - 1940  Search this
Written by:
Larry Yoell  Search this
Subject of:
Billy Elliott  Search this
Published by:
Sherman, Clay & Co., American, founded 1870  Search this
Owned by:
Vernon Sugg McDonald, American, 1906 - 1982  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 12 × 9 in. (30.5 × 22.9 cm)
Type:
sheet music
Place collected:
Sugg McDonald House, Sonora, Tuolumne County, California, United States, North and Central America
Place printed:
San Francisco, California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1923
Topic:
African American  Search this
Minstrel (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Sylvia Alden Roberts
Object number:
2014.275.4
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Sheet music
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National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Play That Barber Shop Chord

Subject of:
Bert Williams, American, 1874 - 1922  Search this
Composed by:
Lewis F. Muir, American, 1884 - 1915  Search this
Written by:
William G. Tracey, American, 1893 - 1957  Search this
Published by:
J. Fred Helf Company, American  Search this
Owned by:
Vernon Sugg McDonald, American, 1906 - 1982  Search this
Mary Elizabeth Sugg, American, 1839 - 1915  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 13 1/2 × 10 3/16 in. (34.3 × 25.9 cm)
Type:
sheet music
Place collected:
Sonora, Tuolumne County, California, United States, North and Central America
Place printed:
New York City, New York County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1910
Topic:
African American  Search this
Minstrel (Music)  Search this
Vaudeville  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Sylvia Alden Roberts
Object number:
2014.275.5
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Sheet music
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National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Your Money's No Good

Composed by:
Lee Johnson  Search this
Published by:
Lee, Johnson & Co., American  Search this
Owned by:
Mary Elizabeth Sugg, American, 1839 - 1915  Search this
Vernon Sugg McDonald, American, 1906 - 1982  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 14 1/16 × 10 7/8 in. (35.7 × 27.6 cm)
Type:
sheet music
Place collected:
Sonora, Tuolumne County, California, United States, North and Central America
Place printed:
San Francisco, California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1900
Topic:
African American  Search this
Caricature and cartoons  Search this
Minstrel (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Sylvia Alden Roberts
Object number:
2014.275.7
Restrictions & Rights:
Public Domain
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Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Sheet music
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Alexander Don't You Love Your Baby No More?

Written by:
Andrew B. Sterling, American, 1874 - 1955  Search this
Composed by:
Harry Von Tilzer, American, 1872 - 1946  Search this
Published by:
Harry Von Tilzer Music Publishing Co., American, founded 1902  Search this
Owned by:
Mary Elizabeth Sugg, American, 1839 - 1915  Search this
Vernon Sugg McDonald, American, 1906 - 1982  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 13 7/8 × 11 in. (35.2 × 27.9 cm)
Type:
sheet music
Place collected:
Sonora, Tuolumne County, California, United States, North and Central America
Place printed:
New York City, New York County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1904
Topic:
African American  Search this
Minstrel (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Sylvia Alden Roberts
Object number:
2014.275.8
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Sheet music
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National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Ma Angeline

Composed by:
Charles Sydney O'Brien  Search this
Written by:
Lee Johnson  Search this
Published by:
The Zeno Mauvais Music Company, American, 1877 - 1906  Search this
Owned by:
Vernon Sugg McDonald, American, 1906 - 1982  Search this
Mary Elizabeth Sugg, American, 1839 - 1915  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 14 × 10 5/8 in. (35.6 × 27 cm)
Type:
sheet music
Place collected:
Sonora, Tuolumne County, California, United States, North and Central America
Place printed:
San Francisco, California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1895
Topic:
African American  Search this
Minstrel (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Sylvia Alden Roberts
Object number:
2014.275.9
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Sheet music
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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My Old Kentucky Home

Manufactured by:
Columbia Records, American, founded 1888  Search this
Owned by:
Vernon Sugg McDonald, American, 1906 - 1982  Search this
Mary Elizabeth Sugg, American, 1839 - 1915  Search this
Medium:
shellac
Dimensions:
Diameter: 7 × 1/8 in. (17.8 × 0.3 cm)
Type:
78 rpm records
Place collected:
Sugg McDonald House, Sonora, Tuolumne County, California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1903-1904
Topic:
African American  Search this
Minstrel (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Bob and Sherri Brennan in memory of Vernon Sugg McDonald
Object number:
2014.316.4.18
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Media Arts-Audio Recordings
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.316.4.18

Neglected Genius.

Title:
Stereograph of an unidentified minstrel performer with a banjo
Photograph by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Medium:
ink on photographic paper on card stock
Dimensions:
H x W (Single image): 3 1/8 × 3 in. (7.9 × 7.6 cm)
H x W (Both images): 3 1/8 × 5 7/8 in. (7.9 × 14.9 cm)
H x W (Card): 3 7/16 × 6 15/16 in. (8.7 × 17.6 cm)
Type:
stereographs
portraits
Place collected:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
1870 - 1920
Topic:
African American  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Minstrel (Music)  Search this
Minstrel shows  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.37.29.6
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
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Poster of the character Old Bob playing a banjo with his mule Calamity Jane

Medium:
ink on paper with linen backing
Dimensions:
H x W: 27 × 20 1/2 in. (68.6 × 52.1 cm)
Type:
posters
Place printed:
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1900
Topic:
African American  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Minstrel (Music)  Search this
Minstrel shows  Search this
Vaudeville  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.63.86
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.63.86
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Rusco & Hockwald's Famous Georgia Minstrels' Song Album

Published by:
Harold Rossiter Music Company, American  Search this
Subject of:
Rusco & Hockwald's Famous Georgia Minstrels, American  Search this
Produced by:
Arthur Hockwald  Search this
W. A. Rusco  Search this
Owned by:
Vernon Sugg McDonald, American, 1906 - 1982  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 13 3/4 × 10 1/4 in. (34.9 × 26 cm)
Type:
sheet music
Place collected:
Sonora, Tuolumne County, California, United States, North and Central America
Place printed:
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1920
Topic:
African American  Search this
Minstrel (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Sylvia Alden Roberts
Object number:
2014.275.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Sheet music
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National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Take Your Clothes And Go

Composed by:
Irving Jones  Search this
Subject of:
George R. Wilson  Search this
Published by:
Jos. W. Stern & Co., American  Search this
Owned by:
Vernon Sugg McDonald, American, 1906 - 1982  Search this
Mary Elizabeth Sugg, American, 1839 - 1915  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 14 × 10 7/8 in. (35.6 × 27.6 cm)
Type:
sheet music
Place collected:
Sonora, Tuolumne County, California, United States, North and Central America
Place printed:
New York City, New York County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1897
Topic:
African American  Search this
Minstrel (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Sylvia Alden Roberts
Object number:
2014.275.10
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Sheet music
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National Museum of African American History and Culture
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.275.10
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Josephine, My Jo.

Composed by:
James T. Brymn  Search this
Written by:
R. C. McPherson  Search this
Published by:
Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., founded 1900  Search this
Owned by:
Vernon Sugg McDonald, American, 1906 - 1982  Search this
Mary Elizabeth Sugg, American, 1839 - 1915  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 14 × 11 1/16 in. (35.6 × 28.1 cm)
Type:
sheet music
Place collected:
Sugg McDonald House, Sonora, Tuolumne County, California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1901
Topic:
African American  Search this
Minstrel (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Sylvia Alden Roberts
Object number:
2014.275.11
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Sheet music
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Dancing With Ma Baby

Composed by:
Bert R. Anthony, American  Search this
Published by:
G. H. Munroe & Co.  Search this
Owned by:
Vernon Sugg McDonald, American, 1906 - 1982  Search this
Mary Elizabeth Sugg, American, 1839 - 1915  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 14 × 11 in. (35.6 × 27.9 cm)
Type:
sheet music
Place collected:
Sugg McDonald House, Sonora, Tuolumne County, California, United States, North and Central America
Place printed:
Fall River, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1900
Topic:
African American  Search this
Minstrel (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Sylvia Alden Roberts
Object number:
2014.275.12
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Sheet music
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The VooDoo Man

Composed by:
Bert Williams, American, 1874 - 1922  Search this
George Walker, American, 1873 - 1911  Search this
Produced by:
Hurtig & Seamon, American  Search this
Printed by:
San Francisco Examiner, American, founded 1863, American, founded 1863  Search this
Owned by:
Mary Elizabeth Sugg, American, 1839 - 1915  Search this
Vernon Sugg McDonald, American, 1906 - 1982  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 14 × 10 5/8 in. (35.6 × 27 cm)
Type:
sheet music
Place collected:
Sugg McDonald House, Sonora, Tuolumne County, California, United States, North and Central America
Place printed:
San Francisco, California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1899
Topic:
African American  Search this
Minstrel (Music)  Search this
Vaudeville  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Sylvia Alden Roberts
Object number:
2014.275.13
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Sheet music
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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